Man United’s Nemanja Vidic: I expected Wayne Rooney reception

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says he always expected Wayne Rooney to get a good reception at Old Trafford on Monday

Nemanja Vidic
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Nemanja Vidic insists he always expected Manchester United supporters to give Wayne Rooney a good reception at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The 27-year-old striker continues to be the subject of interest from Chelsea after the Blues failed with two bids for the England international earlier this summer.

Rooney had a transfer request rejected in May but lining out at Old Trafford for the first time this season, the forward received a warm welcome as he starred in a goalless draw with Chelsea.

“The supporters have always supported the players, Wayne is no different,” said Vidic.

“He has been supported throughout the years and I don’t think there was a question he would have been supported against Chelsea.

“He has scored so many goals and won so many trophies, I expected him to receive a good reception.”

United captain Vidic also felt the Red Devils produced a good performance against Chelsea despite failing to trouble Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech.

“We had more possession around their box than they had round ours. Robin (van Persie) had a shot blocked and Danny Welbeck had a chance.

“It was a tactical game, which is why you could argue it was not great to watch. But it wasn’t a bad game for us.”

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